“Invisible apps” represent a new approach to apps. What you use the app for is something a bit different from the actual functionality underlying the app. Sound complicated? Maybe not. The focus changes from the benefit of the app and less on what’s under the hood. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss invisible apps, how they might impact you, and whether they are the leading edge of a much more significant technology wave.

Link to the episode: Invisible Apps

Segment 1: Invisible Apps

Segment 2:  Are 5-Minute Podcasts a Thing?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  May 6, 2015
Length:  32:38
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Bob Ambrogi and Paul Horwitz at PrawfsBlawg started a discussion about how law blogging has changed over the past decade. We have both seen and been part of the law blogging scene from the beginning and couldn’t resist jumping into the conversation. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss recent commentary on the last decade and the current state of law blogging, and where law blogs might be going.

Link to the episode: After a Decade of Legal Blogs or “Blawgging…”

Segment 1: After a Decade of Legal Blogs or “Blawgging…”

Segment 2:  Lack of Diversity at ABA TECHSHOW

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  May 4, 2015
Length:  34:01
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We just returned from ABA TECHSHOW 2015, where we presented, podcasted, attended sessions and events, toured the exhibit floor and socialized, all in order to bring you the information you need to get up-to-date on what’s happening in legal technology. We are always happy to make this kind of sacrifice to help our audience! In this episode, we reflect on our TECHSHOW 2015 experiences , share notes on legal tech trends and other items of interest, and have the aftershow discussion that they didn’t have time for in Chicago….

Link to the episode: Dennis and Tom go to ABA TECHSHOW

Segment 1: Dennis and Tom go to ABA TECHSHOW

Segment 2:  Why Don’t Lawyers Want to Pay Anything for Apps?

  • Where we discuss how lawyers at TECHSHOW complained about the increase in price of the great TrialPad app, and even about paying $2.99 for the great Workflow app

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  April 20, 2015
Length:  37:41
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The history of legal technology projects, both in specific firms and generally, is too often a showcase of half-completed and failed projects. In a recent blog post called “The Human Barrier to LPM Technology: Will Lawyers Get to the Future?” Pam Woldow and Doug Richardson assess and analyze this history and the reasons for it. What are the barriers lawyers create to moving to higher levels of technology? In this episode we discuss why legal tech projects fail, the human element of legal technology and why Woldow and Richardson’s blog post should launch some important conversations.

Link to the episode: Adopting Legal Technology: a Human Problem?

Segment 1: Adopting Legal Technology – a Human Problem?

Segment 2:  Online Survey Tools

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  April 5, 2015
Length:  37:20
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Hillary Clinton’s personal email server has been all over the news recently. Many of these stories refer to something rather ominously referred to as “shadow IT.” Shadow IT refers to all sorts of self-help IT approaches employers who are frustrated with the technology they have at work resort to as workarounds. In this episode we’ll take you on a tour of Shadow IT, discuss some implications and approaches to deal with Shadow, and try to bring shadow IT out of the darkness and into the light.

Link to the episode: Only the Shadow IT Knows…

Segment 1: Only the Shadow IT Knows…

Segment 2:  PowerPoint Transitions

  • Where we discuss the myriad of slide transition options available in PowerPoint (and Keynote too!), and whether they are a force for good or evil.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  March 18, 2015
Length:  35:15
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We all focus on the core elements of our hardware technology – computers, tablets and smartphones. However, our best experiences with that hardware are driven by and dependent on the way we accessorize and personalize them. We have some favorites that we want to share and we’d like to hear about your favorites. In this episode, we talk about accessorizing your technology, some of our favorite accessories, and how to personalize and accessorize your technology.

Link to the episode: A Few of Our Favorite (Tech) Accessories

Segment 1: A Few of Our Favorite (Tech) Accessories

Segment 2:  Multi-Factor Authentication

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  March 8, 2015
Length:  39:18
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Over the past 20 years or so, lawyers have consistently seen the paperless office as the Holy Grail of legal technology. Most of the plans to reach the Holy Grail have ended up under stacks of papers. We’ve noticed a new flurry of interest in the paperless office, As part of our series of revisiting old legal technology concepts with new eyes, we wanted to if new technology has revived the paperless concept. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss the paperless office, survey the current state of the art, and speculate as to whether, as we looked in other directions, the paperless office might have actually arrived.

Link to the episode: Revisiting Technology – The Paperless Office

Segment 1: Revisiting Technology – The Paperless Office

Segment 2:  The Continued Adoration of WordPerfect

We discuss a recent discussion I had with a number of Texas lawyers about their undying love for WordPerfect.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  February 22, 2015
Length:  39:57
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LegalTech NY is the big splash launch for legal technology each year. Dennis attended Legaltech NY and brought back his report.  In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss LegalTech NY, some highlights of 2015, and what LTNY 2015 might tell us about legal technology in 2015 and beyond.

Link to the episode: LegalTech New York Recap

Segment 1: LegalTech New York Recap

Segment 2:  The Coming of Apple Watch, and the Current State of Smartwatches

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  February 10, 2015
Length:  32:37
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Over the past 20 years or so, lawyers have been simultaneously intrigued and frustrated by speech recognition technology. Results certainly varied from person to person, but results never quite we hoped for Speech recognition started to disappear off the radar of most lawyers. Has it made an unexpected return?  In this episode, we revisit speech recognition technology, survey the current state of the art and speculate as to whether, as we looked in other directions, speech recognition might have actually arrived.

Link to the episode: Revisiting Technology – Speech Recognition

Segment 1: Revisiting Technology – Speech Recognition

Segment 2:  The Fall of Glass, the Rise of Hololens?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  January 23, 2015
Length:  37:46
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We like to keep an eye on new developments and the current state of collaboration tools and technologies, which we consider one of the most important, yet under-appreciated areas of legal technology. What’s happening in 2015 and what developments do you need to know about and incorporate into your work?  In this episode, we survey the current landscape for collaboration tools, trends and best practices, and what lawyers should be doing to make better use of these tools.

Link to the episode: The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies

Segment 1: The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies

Segment 2:  Report from CES 2015

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  January 11, 2015
Length:  38:57
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